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Community Audio
1,749,005
ITEMS
1.6B
VIEWS
by Community Audio
1.6B
You are invited to view or upload audios to the Community collection. These thousands of recordings were all contributed by Archive users and community members. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your audio. Click here to contribute your audio! Browse by style: Blues, Country, Electronic, Experimental, Hiphop, Indie, Jazz, Rock, Spoken Word.
Live Music Archive
139,150
ITEMS
1.4B
VIEWS
1.4B
Browse: All Artists · This Day in History etree.org is a community committed to providing the highest quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format. The Internet Archive has teamed up with etree.org to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. All music in this Collection is from trade-friendly artists and is strictly non-commercial, both for access here and for any further distribution. Artists' commercial releases...
Topic: Live Music
Community Video
476,575
ITEMS
1.2B
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
1.2B
You are invited to view or upload your videos to the Community collection. These thousands of videos were contributed by Archive users and community members. These videos are available for free download. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your video. Click here to upload your video!
Topic: Moving Images
American Libraries
2,147,234
ITEMS
692.9M
VIEWS
692.9M
Colorful Favorites Goody Two-Shoes (details | read it) Caw caw; or, the chronicle of crows (details | read it) The house that Jack built, a game of forfeits (details | read it) The story of Jack and the giants (details | read it) Cinderella (details | read it) The snow-image: a childish miracle (details | read it) The adventures of Cinderella (details | read it) Read more
354.4M
LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading. Please visit the new LibriVox website where you can search for books that interest you. You can...
Electric Sheep
368
ITEMS
289.6M
VIEWS
289.6M
Electric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver. Process The process is transparent to the casual user, who can simply install the software as a screensaver. Alternatively, the user may become more involved with the project, manually creating a fractal flame file for upload to the server where it is rendered into a video file of the animated fractal flame....
Topic: electric sheep
Community Spirituality and Religion
104,671
ITEMS
229M
VIEWS
229M
These religion and spirituality videos were contributed by Archive users.
Canadian Libraries
480,218
ITEMS
214.2M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive Canada
214.2M
See a Tag Cloud for the Internet Archive Canadian Libraries Collection(s). Canadian Library Partners Canadian Manufacturer's Trade Journals. Thanks to both the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Toronto Public Reference Library, for allowing us to digitize very unique Canadian Trade Journals and catalogues. Publications such as Hardware Merchandising ( C.W Jefferys Illustrator), Bicycle accessories : 1900 By Rice Lewis & Son, the Canadian Jeweler, Maclean's Publications and much...
Topic: Texts
Netlabels
58,258
ITEMS
183.8M
VIEWS
183.8M
Welcome to the Netlabels collection at the Internet Archive. This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'. These 'netlabels' are non-profit, community-built entities dedicated to providing high quality, non-commercial, freely distributable MP3/OGG-format music for online download in a multitude of genres. Styles include: melodic electronica (e.g. Observatory Online, Please Do Something ) minimal house...
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Community Texts
348,880
ITEMS
161.1M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
161.1M
These books are books contributed by the community. Click here to contribute your book! For more information and how-to please see http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#Texts_and_Books Uploaders, please note: Archive.org supports metadata about items in just about any language so long as the characters are UTF8 encoded Community Afrikaans Texts Community Arabic Texts Community Basque Texts Community Bulgarian Texts Community Catalan Texts Community Chinese Texts Community Croatian Texts...
Topic: Texts
Prelinger Archives
6,486
ITEMS
157M
VIEWS
157M
View thousands of films from the Prelinger Archives! Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 5,000 digitized and videotape...
Community Media
129,358
ITEMS
138.3M
VIEWS
138.3M
A collection of media donated by individuals to the Internet Archive.
132.7M
Books from the University of Toronto, Robarts Library of Humanities & Social Sciences. The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university. Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other...
California Digital Library
191,516
ITEMS
121.6M
VIEWS
121.6M
The California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. In addition, the CDL provides tools that support the construction of online information services for research, teaching, and learning, including services that enable the UC libraries to effectively share their materials and provide greater access to digital content.
Internet Arcade
636
ITEMS
112.8M
VIEWS
112.8M
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.   The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to...
Grateful Dead
10,061
ITEMS
96.3M
VIEWS
by Grateful Dead
96.3M
Welcome to the Grateful Dead collection Shows: Downloadable · Stream-only · Today in History Here you can browse: Downloadable Shows (typically, Audience recordings), and Stream-Only Shows (typically, Soundboard recordings). Shows on this Day in History At this time, the Grateful Dead collection is not open to public uploads. function tapeoftheday(v2) { var currentTime = new Date(); var month = currentTime.getMonth()+1; var day = currentTime.getDate(); if ( month < 10) month =...
Topic: grateful dead, jam, rock, jerry garcia
Feature Films
3,965
ITEMS
95.7M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
95.7M
Feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading. Enjoy! View a list of all the Feature Films sorted by popularity. Do you want to post a feature film? First, figure out if it's in the Public Domain. Read this FAQ about determining if something is PD. If you're still not sure, post a question to the forum below with as much information about the movie as possible. One of our users might have relevant information.
Topic: Moving Images
Speed Runs
3,665
ITEMS
95.2M
VIEWS
95.2M
Speed running (trying to complete a videogame in the fastest time possible) is almost as old as gaming itself. At least, it's almost as old as games that have a definite end point or staging points, since speedrunning a game with infinitely repeating levels is Sisyphean. This collection hosts downloadable movie files documenting the swiftest possible way to complete videogames such as Quake, Metroid, Zelda and many others. The videos come from Speed Demos Archive, TASvideos, and other sources....
Topic: video games
72.5M
This collection contains user-submitted videos that are primarily from Middle Eastern sources. The Internet Archive has not reviewed these videos for content, but we have included them here in order to preserve as complete a record as possible of the worldwide views concerning current events in the Middle East. Caution: These videos may not be appropriate for all users. These items have not been reviewed for content. Some items contain images of graphic violence, or appear to explicitly...
Old Time Radio
2,432
ITEMS
57.8M
VIEWS
57.8M
You are invited to listen to and download Old Time Radio shows here! Browse by: number views · average review rating · number reviews · date reviewed · date archived
Biodiversity Heritage Library
104,353
ITEMS
57M
VIEWS
57M
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” The BHL consortium works with the international taxonomic community, rights holders, and other interested parties to ensure that this biodiversity heritage is made available to a global...
The Iraq War Collection
36,441
ITEMS
56.8M
VIEWS
56.8M
A compilation of videos from Internet Archive users about the Iraq War and the issues and events surrounding it are collected here. See a Tag Cloud for the Iraq War collection.
Topic: iraq war
Television Archive
770,761
ITEMS
55.9M
VIEWS
55.9M
Files pulled from TV News Archive for research and educational purposes.
49.5M
Items included in the Television News search service. Part of TV News Archive.
Universal Library
107,759
ITEMS
45.5M
VIEWS
45.5M
The Universal Library Project, sometimes called the Million Books Project, was pioneered by Jaime Carbonell, Raj Reddy, Michael Shamos, Gloriana St Clair, and Robert Thibadeau of Carnegie Mellon University. The Governments of India, China, and Egypt are helping fund this effort through scanning facilities and personnel. The Internet Archive has contributed 100k books from the Kansas City Public Library along with servers to India. The Indian government scanned the appropriate books. The...
European Libraries
319,469
ITEMS
41.5M
VIEWS
41.5M
Scanned books from various European Libraries.
The Boston Library Consortium
75,173
ITEMS
35.2M
VIEWS
35.2M
Books from the Boston Library Consortium. See a Tag Cloud for the Boston Library Consortium collection.
The Library of Congress
144,796
ITEMS
34.9M
VIEWS
34.9M
Texts from The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, is the world's preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Founded in 1800, the Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, which bring to bear the world's knowledge in almost all of the world's languages and America's private sector...
Microfilm
167,168
ITEMS
31.6M
VIEWS
31.6M
Take a picture, it will last longer As books become old and begin to fall apart, librarians depend on microform to preserve their content for the future. Tiny photographs on long strips of film (microfilm) or small cards of film (microfiche) are all that remain of hundreds of thousands of documents that have disintegrated over the last century. While microfilm is perfect for storing and protecting this material, it is a does not allow for much access. In following its mission to provide...
Cornell University Library
74,217
ITEMS
28.6M
VIEWS
28.6M
The originals of these books are in the Cornell University Library. The majority were digitized in 2008 with funding by Microsoft Corporation. Scanning was performed by Kirtas Technologies; OCR was performed by, and derivative formats created by, the Internet Archive. Other digitizing projects followed, adding to this collection. One such project included books and journals in the life sciences and natural history for the purposes of being added to the Biodiversity Heritage Library or...